Friday, April 17, 2009

Favorite antique quilts- Virtual Quilt Festival

I just posted on my contemporary quilt blog about the favorite quilt I've made as part of the 1st annual virtual quilt show hosted by Amy- Park City Girl blog and then decided to post about my favorite antique quilt too. I couldn't decide on just one, so I'm showing my favorite red and green quilts. The 3 quilts and one top, are all from the civil war era, c. 1865, shown left to right- Rose of Sharon or Whig Rose, Oak Leaf, King David's Crown (top) and Princess or Prince's Feather. You can see more about the two hanging quilts by scrolling down about 2 posts. If I had to pick only one -- it would be the whig rose. It is so bright and cheerful and has excellent workmanship in both applique and the triple rod quilting (3 lines close together). I can't help but smile each time I look at it.

Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment. Also let me know if you would be interested in participating in a virtual antique show quilt. After seeing the success of Amy's show, I'm thinking it would be very fun and educational.

There are over 220 people participating in the current virtual quilt show which is an alternative show for those of us who are unable to go to IQA Spring Quilt Festival in Chicago.
Please go to Amy's blog to see the show by following the links.
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